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Capture Better Photos

To get better captures with the Camera app, here are some tips on what to do while taking your shots.

Before Capturing

If you find that your shots are coming out a little blurry, try these tips.

  • Make sure that the camera lens and dual flash are clean and without fingerprints. Use a soft, clean, microfiber cloth to wipe them.
  • Hold the phone so that your fingers aren't blocking the camera lens or flash lenses.

Take Clear, Sharp Shots

  • Tap the screen to focus and dynamically readjust the image contrast, which is sometimes desirable if you wish to take a macro to get an off-center bokeh effect or take photos while you're moving. Adjust the exposure to brighten the subject or make the subject look darker and richer. For details, see Touch Autoexposure.
  • If the subject is moving, on the Viewfinder, touch and hold the subject to lock the focus.
  • If there are parts of the image that are in shadows and others are in highlights, use HDR to capture multiple shots of different exposures and combine them into one shot. Keep HTC U11 steady or place it on a level surface when using HDR. For details, see Use HDR Boost.
  • When taking a panoramic photo, consider the whole scene and focus on an object that has a neutral tone to help keep the exposure balanced in the composite image.
  • Make sure you're not moving the camera when taking a photo, especially in low light conditions. Hold the phone steady and don't move the camera while taking RAW photos in Pro mode.
  • You can control image noise by adjusting the ISO, shutter, and exposure settings of your camera. Use Pro mode to tweak these, and save up to three different manual photography settings. For details, see Manually Adjust Camera Settings.

    It also captures in RAW format, which is suitable for post processing photos.

Other Tips

  • In Camera settings, tap Grid to help frame the subject better or improve the composition.
  • After capturing the photo, you can enhance the photo in the Google Photos app.